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words when it came to the nra. >> obama: instead of supporting this, they fully lied about the bill. they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry even though the bill did the opposite. this legislation in fact, outlaud any registry. plain and simple right there in the text. but that didn't matter. >> bill: didn't matter. i got to tell you man, this is personal with me. we've talked about -- i've been around politics a long time. i've been -- at every level. run campaigns local campaigns state campaigns national campaigns, i've been a candidate myself. i was chair of the california democratic party. i've raised millions of dollars for candidates and supported candidates. for a long time. and i've known a lot of fun and a lot of joy and a lot of disappointments along the way, too. lost campaigns candidates i supported lost, causes i supported didn't make it. some of the people i helped elect disappointed me because they forgot who their friends were but through all of that i've always maintained and preserved a great faith in the political system. great faith in
and 5 democrats sent the bill to president obama appeared with the families of sandy hook victims shortly thereafter. families must become a brief to position their elected leaders. not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago 90 percent of democrats in the senate voted for that idea. but it's not going to happen. because 90 percent of republicans in the senate voted against it and supporting. the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. unfortunately, this pattern of untruths about this legislation serves a purpose. that intimidated a lot of senators. all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. the president says come election time, supporters of gun control legislation are going to voice their support who voted against this bill. of this gun control package. the assault weapons ban votes. and the bid to block the sale of high capacity we will tell you about the young teens accused of the crime and why it has won the east bay neighborhood shaken. investigato
about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most from t
the nobody was hurt. >>> six votes short. the senate failed to pass a compromise bill that would have expanded background checks. many gun control advocates were hopeful since the bill did not control the controversial ban. president obama clearly angered called today's defeat a shameful day in washington. >> most of these senators could not offer any good reason why we would want to make it harder for criminals to buy a gun. it came down to politics. >> the president voiced his disappointment surrounded by victims of gun violence including former congress woman gabrielle giffords and the families of the newtown massacre. all of them say they will try again. >>> new evidence that the u.s. army knew that a former soldier was a dangerous man. and yet the army allowed jeremy goulet to resign rather than prosecute him. investigators found probable cause to prosecute him for rapes in 2006. his commander allowed him to resign, quote, for the good of the service. military law gives commanding officers discretion on handling rape charges. he denied committing the first rape and charges agains
of the great communicators. i worked for bill clinton and he's pretty good. and barack obama when he's good he's very good. i think he needs to focus and roll up his sleeves and go up and talk to max baucus and mark pryor and heitkamp. but the democrats have been on the wrong side in preventing the right to vote. a bipartisan group of senators is trying to change that filibuster rule, and now with guns overwhelmingly in favor of background checks we ought to be putting the pressure on changing the rules of the senate that allow 54 senators who are in favor of the right to vote to be blocked by 46 senators not being allowed to vote. if i were advising as a crisis management matter that's the winning message as well as the obvious 80%-90% of the american people support this. >> michael: i hope that combination is the wake-up call on filibuster reform, as you say. we have the gun vote. we have boston, as if they weren't enough there could be as many as 15 dead in the texas fertilizer plant explosion in west texas. the cause is still under investigation. how big of a diversion is a story like this
: president obama -- >> they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry, even though the bill did the opposite. >> reporter: the president was hopeful that the political climate about gun control was in his favor. following the school shooting massacre in newtown, despite polls showing overwhelming support for the idea, the proposal was rejected. >> we'll return home now, disappointed, but not defeated. we return home with the determination that change will happen. >> reporter: those also hoping for change. oakland's unity council, which deployed safety ambassadors in the fruitvale area. >> the reality that we face every day, i think whatever power we have to get guns off the street is better for us. >> reporter: late today, the nra released a statement saying quote, the amendment would have criminalized certain transfers of firearms for honest citizens, requiring life long family members to get federal permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. frank and julie, the president vows to keep fighting. >>> early this morning, a bipartisan group of sen
as to why we wouldn't do this. >> reporter: president obama -- >> they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry, even though the bill did the opposite. >> reporter: the president was hopeful that the political climate about gun control was in his favor. following the school shooting massacre in newtown, despite polls showing overwhelming support for the idea, the proposal was rejected. >> we'll return home now, disappointed, but not defeated. we return home with the determination that change will happen. >> reporter: those also hoping for change. oakland's unity council, which deployed safety ambassadors in the fruitvale area. >> the reality that we face every day, i think whatever power we have to get guns off the street is better for us. >> reporter: late today, the nra released a statement saying quote, the amendment would have criminalized certain transfers of firearms for honest citizens, requiring life long family members to get federal permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. frank and julie, the president vows to keep fighting. >>> earl
. the filibuster requires 60 votes. the bill backed by president obama called face fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> new details on the ricin letter sent to president obama. as an official says the lab tests confirmed the letter's into mississippi senator roger wicker did contain the deadly substance rycin . and that more tests are expected. meantime, an arrest is made in the case. federal agents arrested 45 year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. he is now being charged with threatening the life of the president. the senators' letter, along with the president's letter, were both postmarked memphis, tenn. april 8th. but were intercepted at screening facilities. >> a federal appeals court in san francisco is debating the legality of the state to ban on use their be based on their sexual orientation. yesterday's, a three judge panel questioned lawyers on both sides of the issue. if they ask whether the license mental-health professionals to offer sexual orien
bill after 2:00 a.m. on wednesday. officially beginning what president obama and other supporters hope will be six-week effort to pass it in the senate by early june. hearings on the legislation, which tightens border security and offers an eventual path to citizenship, are set to begin on friday. that's from the "washington times." jacksonville, north carolina. arlene, good morning. democrat. caller: good morning. the gun background check situation. tammy baldwin was just on and she said something very interesting, she said, we already have background checks. so what's wrong with going a little bit more? and that's the problem. the problem is, you can't have a little bit. ce you give them a little -- disregard the constitution, then they take more. so everybody rewind back "washington journal" viewers and listen to what she said. it's really the end of her comments. i thought that was really weird that she said that other people a -- agreed that other people said one thing and meant something else later on. and she did exactly that. thank you, peter. host: that was arlene. this is the
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